Remote Application Removal Feature allows Google to wipe the malicious apps from infected Android devices without any additional action on the part of users.
I am sure this feature is enforced for all apps downloaded from Google Play, but is it also effective for apps downloaded from alternative stores? If so, why not make use of this feature to remove repackaged apps downloaded from, e.g., stores of China.
Another question: if I report to Google that one of my apps has been repackaged and the repackaged app is on some alternative stores, does Google have the privileges to take it down?
Final question: does Google use this feature a lot to protect IP of legitimate apps? Are there any reports or documents about such statics?